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Mapping Medicare Disparities

NIMICT Collection

"Chronic diseases pose a significant problem in the United States resulting in substantial morbidity, mortality, disability, and cost. The CMS Office of Minority Health has designed an interactive map, the Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries (e.g., racial and ethnic groups) in health outcomes, utilization, and spending. It is an excellent starting point to understand and investigate geographic and racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes. This information may be used to inform policy decisions and to target populations and geographies for potential interventions.

If you have any questions about the Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, please contact mapping-medicare-disparities@norc.org."

Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboard

  • Source: CMS Office of Minority Health
  • Format: Website
"The Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboard(s) present statistical views of information on the prevalence, utilization and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions. The information is presented for HHS/CMS regions, states, counties, and hospital referral regions and is available in four separate dashboards:

CMS Office of Minority Health

  • Source: CMS Office of Minority Health
  • Format: Website
"The CMS Office of Minority Health has designed an interactive map, the Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries (e.g., racial and ethnic groups) in health outcomes, utilization, and spending. It is an excellent starting point to understand and investigate geographic and racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes."
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